Former Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir retired from international cricket last year. He still remains of the most popular pacers in international cricket. He is still playing franchise cricket and recently played the PSL. Making his international debut in 2009, Amir’s career finished pretty young with still a lot of cricket left in him. Winning the 2017 Champions Trophy with Pakistan remains the most decorated moment of his career. Amir ended with 259 wickets for Pakistan in international cricket.
Talking to Cricket Pakistan, Mohammad Amir picked the top three pacers currently in international cricket.
“First would be [Trent] Boult. I like him a lot. Second would be [Jasprit] Bumrah as he keeps performing in all three formats. Mitchell Starc would also be among the best. [Kagiso] Rabada is also good,” said Amir.
All three pacers are the premier bowlers of their respective teams. They also play all three formats. Trent Boult played in the 2019 World Cup final against England. Meanwhile, Jasprit Bumrah, who got married recently, was a part of the Indian team that lost to New Zealand in the semifinal.
After picking his best three current pacers, Mohammad Amir picked three batsmen he hated bowling to. He started by mentioning the name of former Australian all-rounder Shane Watson. Watson had some fierce faceoffs with Amir in international cricket.
Shane Watson Used To Trouble Me: Mohammad Amir
“Shane Watson used to trouble me during the early part of my career in 2009. He was at his peak at that time. He used to hit me all around the park. Even though I got him out several times, but I used to find him difficult” said Amir.
He next named former England batsman Jonathon Trott who he hated bowling Test cricket. He said that he could not figure out where to bowl him. Steve Smith was among the modern greats he hated bowling t said the former Pakistan pacer.
In Tests, it used to be Jonathan Trott as I couldn’t figure out where to bowl him. In recent days, I find it difficult to bowl to Steven Smith because of his awkward technique,” he concluded saying.